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Eye on Ivy is pleased to announce our partnership with Young Shapers!

Eye on Ivy is pleased to announce our partnership with Young Shapers! Young Shapers is a youth-led initiative with a motive to unravel the pertinent issues of the youth and a broader objective of reshaping the future of our communities. They are committed to spreading happiness, creating value, and making a difference in the lives of young people across Pakistan and abroad. They have several ongoing initiatives, including: (i) the Act Clean Fellowship Program, (ii) Sponsor A Meal, and (iii) Capacity Building. Shaping You(th) is a series of workshops on career growth and entrepreneurship. These weekly virtual sessions bring young professionals and entrepreneurs to speak to other young people about a particular skill or expertise they gained through their career and academic journey. To learn about Young Shapers, visit: https://www.facebook.com/shaperscircle/

 

Abu Dhabi University Scholarships 2021

Abu Dhabi University Scholarships 2021


Abu Dhabi University welcomes outstanding students. Scholarships of Abu Dhabi University include financial aid programs that help the students to build the key pillars of educational and academic objectives. Across all Emirates, Abu Dhabi University is one of the largest universities in UAE. It has more than 50 postgraduate and undergraduate programs along with multiple affiliations globally with renowned institutions. This university is guaranteed for its international quality of education.

 

All scholarships can be extended for up to 4 years. Some scholarships also require an English language proficiency certificate. The scholarship process will begin after the successful admission of the candidate into the university program. It is a fully-funded scholarship in Abu Dhabi.

Eligibility Criteria of Abu Dhabi University Scholarships 2021:
•    All national and international students may apply.
•    All candidates must be willing to be a full-time student.
•    A candidate must be good in health.
•    A candidate must have English Proficiency Certificate

Application Deadline: There are 3 timelines that are open throughout the year;
•    Winter Semester/ 31 December 2020
•    Spring Semester/ 18 February 2021
•    Summer Semester/ 17 June 2021

For more information: https://www.adu.ac.ae/en/study/financials/scholarships

Chinese government scholarship for the year 2021-2022

Chinese government scholarship for the year 2021-2022

With a view to enhance educational cooperation between China and Pakistan, the Chinese Scholarship Council, Govt. of China is offering Pakistani students/scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese Universities. On behalf of Govt. of Pakistan, HEC is nominating agency for these scholarships in the academic year 2021-22. China Scholarship Council (CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China, is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship Program. Qualified applicants can apply for scholarship for undergraduate/bachelors, masters & doctoral/PhD programs in respective field of studies.

Designated Chinese Universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy and Fine Arts etc. for scholarship recipients at all levels.

Chinese Government Scholarship Program sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies (Undergraduate, Master’s & PhD) including preparatory Chinese language studies for one year in some degree programs.

Tuition Funds. Tuition funds will be comprehensively used by the host university. It may cover education, administration costs and expenditures to support student activities.

Accommodation: Free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy to each awardee.

Stipend: As per China Govt. Scholarship Program.

Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month (Min)

Master’s students: CNY 3,000 per month (Min)

PhD students: CNY 3,500 per month (Min)

 Travel Expenditure:

Travel expenditure would be borne by the scholarship winners themselves. HEC will have no financial responsibility.

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be Pakistani/AJ&K national. Dual nationality holders are not eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants must be in good health.
  3. Applicants with incomplete degrees on closing date of application are not allowed to apply.
  4. Applicants for undergraduate/bachelors program must have intermediate/A-level/FA-FSC (12 years) of education and be under the age of 25 at the time of application.
  5. Applicants for Master’s program must have a Bachelor’s degree (16 years) and be under the age of 35 at the time of application.
  6. Applicants for PhD/Doctoral program must have a Master’s degree MS/MPhil (17/18 years) and be under the age of 40 years at the time of application.
  7. Applicants may not be in receipt of any other types of scholarship currently.

Note: The deadline to submit online application on HEC portal is Monday, 18th January, 2021

For more information: https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/lao/CSC/Pages/default.aspx

Eye on Ivy is delighted to partner with the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA)!

Eye on Ivy is delighted to partner with the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA)! The WCLA is a semi-government organization in Lahore, established and funded by the Government of Punjab for the conservation, planning and development, regulation, and management of the Walled City of Lahore. The organization works autonomously and was established in 2012 after Provincial Assembly of the Punjab amended the Walled City of Lahore Bill 2011 to create the authority. It looks after the heritage sites in the area and specifies penalties for damaging buildings or setting up encroachments as well runs the functions of the Old City of Lahore. The authority also helps promote cultural activities and tourism in Lahore. High school students seeking internships in the realm of heritage, culture, tourism and history now have the opportunity to get cutting edge experience on ground. A huge shout-out to the visionary Kamran Lashari Sb. for making this possible!

Eye on Ivy wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

Eye on Ivy wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

2020 has been a tough year. May 2021 be a blessed one for all. We wish that the New Year brings new hopes and new opportunities and an abundance of blessings and successes. We urge our students to remember that patience, and perseverance is the key to success. Each and everyone has the potential to make the impossible possible. We wish you a successful year ahead. Happy New Year!

Professional Fellowship 2021 in Uzbekistan

Professional Fellowship 2021 in Uzbekistan

A special announcement for all the youngsters in Pakistan & Uzbekistan! MAPS Young Professional Fellowship 2021 in Pakistan and Uzbekistan are welcoming young competitive and energetic participants from all over Pakistan. The good thing about this young professional program is that you do not need IELTS/TOEFL for its application.

After attending an international youth fellowship, candidates will be able to empower themselves, team-building skills, and entrepreneurial skills according to different conditions of global problems and contribute to the sustainable developmental goals.

Host Country: Uzbekistan

Host Organization: MAPS (Youth Lead Organizations)

MAPS Youth Fellowship Duration: The MAPS international fellowship 2021 will take place from 25th-31st January 2021.

MAPS Fellowship Topics:

  1. Social Capacity and Prosperity
  2. PROSACIAL behavior as sources of well-being
  3. Self Development and Role of Society
  4. Self Awareness, Overcome Weaknesses, Spiritual Balance and Multi-tasking
  5. Cross-Culture of Uzbekistan and Pakistan
  6. Pak- Uzbek Legacy
  7. Islamic Civilisation
  8. Religious Harmony
  9. Scientists
  10. Mutual Conquerors / Heros
  11. Economic Growth & Sustainability
  12. Entrepreneurship and Opportunities
  13. Micro and Macro Business Model
  14. Pak- Uzbek Trade
  15. Agriculture, Science and Technology Tourism
  16. SDG-4 Quality Education
  17. Affordable Standard Education
  18. Prudent and Rational Approach to life
  19. Develop strategies and methodologies and plan of actions to literate communities in both privileged and underprivileged areas
  20. SDG- 13 Climate Action
  21. Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS) for Climate Change
  22. STEM and STEAM Education System

Number of Candidates: MAPS will select 15 candidates for this amazing fully-funded young professionals fellowship in Uzbekistan.

Eligibility Criteria of MAPS Young Professional Fellowship 2021:

  • A candidate must be from Pakistan or Uzbekistan.
  • A candidate should be between 16 to 35 years.
  • Must be engaged in social/educational activities at any level.
  • Students with no social experience can also apply but they should express their interest in the application.
  • A candidate must fill out an application with all authentic information
  • If a candidate doesn’t have a passport, he/she must apply for it.
  • No TOEFL/IELTS is required for  II-YPF’21.

Benefits of the Young Professional Fellowship 2021 – II-YPF’21:

  • Cultural Evening Ceremony
  • Return Air-Ticket
  • Free Accommodation for the Program
  • Certificate.
  • Meals.
  • Fellowship Kit.
  • Site Seeing.
  • Cultural Evening Ceremony.
  • Celebration Party.

The application deadline for the MAP Young Professionals Program is 2nd January 2021. Candidates are supposed to pay the application fees. The application fee is 16$/2500 PKR.

For more information: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MAPS14/iiyoungprofessionalfellowship2021

 

The CERN Summer Student Programme 2021

The CERN Summer Student Programme 2021

The CERN Summer Student Programme offers students pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in physics, computing, engineering and maths a unique opportunity to join in the day-to-day work of research teams participating in experiments at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Beyond the outstanding first-class scientific value of their stay, the selected students will find working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment an extremely enriching personal experience. It is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make valuable and long-lasting contacts with other students and scientists from all over the world.

In addition to the work in the experimental teams, Summer Students attend a series of lectures specially prepared for them. Several scientists from around the world share their knowledge about a wide range of topics in the fields of theoretical and experimental particle physics and computing. Visits to the accelerators and experimental areas are also part of the programme, as well as discussion sessions, workshops and a poster session. Students are required to prepare a short report on their work at CERN, which should be submitted at the end of their stay. Students come for between eight weeks (minimum stay) and 13 weeks (maximum stay).

The application form is available on the Careers at CERN website (all nationals are welcome to apply).

The programme, which will be fully online in 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, is currently open for applications. All applications should reach no later than 31 January 2021. The selections will take place over the period of March/April.

For more information: https://home.cern/summer-student-programme

Nominate a young leader from the disability rights community for Youth Excel’s Global Advisory Council

Youth Excel is a global program that will empower young people and youth organizations to use implementation research to strengthen local, national, and global development solutions.

Youth Excel will support young leaders and youth-led and youth-serving organizations around the globe to conduct quality implementation research; use data and learnings to improve their own cross-sectoral, positive youth development (PYD) programs; synthesize data and learning; and engage in intergenerational dialogue with adult decision-makers so that together youth and adults can shape and advance data-informed development policies, agendas, and programs.

The Youth Excel program is seeking nominations for its Global Youth Advisory Council (GYAC), a 12-member youth governance body that will incorporate input from diverse youth leaders into project governance and decision-making. The program is seeking young leaders who are members of the disability rights community.

The GYAC will meet at least every 2 months and provide advice about strategic and tactical project decisions, and about Youth Excel’s approach to collaboration, learning, and adaptation.

Youth Excel values the active participation and engagement of young leaders with disabilities to help shape overall program activities. Youth Excel is looking for candidates from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Asia, and North Africa.

Nominations are due by December 31, 2020. Reasonable accommodations will be made for all persons with disabilities. For any questions—including requests to receive the nomination form in a different format and requests for accommodations—please e-mail excelyouth@irex.org.

IREX and USAID are committed to enabling diverse youth perspectives and voices to shape programing. IREX commits to transparency in decision-making processes with the GYAC and the consortium.

For more information: https://www.irex.org/program/nominate-young-leader-disability-rights-community-youth-excels-global-advisory-council?fbclid=IwAR1IZJBmGcKMzNIDo7z2sWhPGxZQ2ccu_Vzes8T0QgnpXGf-a1-COPTmGC4

The USAID YouthLead #Reaching16 Essay Contest for Young People

The USAID YouthLead #Reaching16 Essay Contest for Young People

Youth Power -YP believe that young people are at the heart of solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. That’s why YP is dedicated to strengthening systems in communities to achieve sustainable outcomes in health, education, and political and economic empowerment. By helping young people pursue their aspirations, they empower them to contribute to, and benefit from, the creation of more peaceful and prosperous communities.

Participate in the “YouthLead Reaching16 Essay Contest” and join YP in advocating for peace, justice, and strong institutions! “Reaching 16” refers to Goal 16 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aims to promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies. YP invites written submissions, in the form of a personal essay, that tells us about the important work you or someone you know are doing to ensure your community is Reaching16. Remember, before you can submit your essay, you must read the contest rules (access it at https://bit.ly/379z9LK). Then, click “Add Reaching 16 Contest” to submit your essay! You must be logged in as a YouthLead member to see submission button. The deadline for entries is January 15, 2021.

Open to all members of the public who are:

  • Citizens of low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) as listed here;
  • Aged 18-35 and;
  • Members of YouthLead with a member profile that is at least 80 percent complete. Becoming a member of YouthLead is easy and free.

Judging Criteria

The Selection Committee will evaluate the personal essays based on the following criteria:

  • Voice and Power
  • Experience and Engagement
  • Inspiration
  • Impact

 

Application

All Entrants must be successfully registered on YouthLead. As registration may take several days to process, all YouthLead.org registration requests must be submitted at least four business days prior to the end of the Entry Period to ensure timely approval for entering the contest.

Good luck!

For more information and submission: https://www.youthlead.org/reaching-16-contest

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs)

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs)

Undergraduate students from Pakistan interested in the topic of Comparative Public Policymaking are invited to apply for participation in the Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders. If conducted in-person, the Institute will take place at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst from late June to early August 2021. However, there is a strong possibility that by then, in-person programs will still not be possible. In that case, we will offer a virtual version of the Institutes instead. The program will be intensive, academic, and highly interactive. The program sponsors seek energetic applicants who are ready to develop their skills in order to be effective leaders in their schools and communities.

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Institutes will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.  The coursework and classroom activities will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. The Institutes will include an academic residency component and, if the program is conducted in-person, an integrated study tour.  If it is possible to conduct the Institute remotely, participants will engage in similar activities, but in a truncated virtual format from Pakistan.  During the academic residency, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and cultural activities outside of the classroom (in-person or virtual).

Candidates applying for this program should:

  • Be proficient in English;
  • Be interested in the topic of local, state, and federal public policymaking;
  • Be between 18 and 25 years of age;
  • Have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and therefore be committed to return to their home universities following completion of the program;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities;
  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States;
  • Have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards, and teacher recommendations;
  • Demonstrate commitment to community and extracurricular university activities;
  • Have little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country;
  • Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and educational travel; and,
  • If participating in-person, be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to make adjustments to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.

Complete an application form and submit it to SUSISLExchange@state.gov latest by 11:59 pm on Monday January 04, 2021. Only emailed applications will be considered for review.  Take special care in answering the essay questions. While answering questions, please be mindful of the word limits.

https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/susi-student-leaders-comparative-public-policymaking-program-2020/